Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Somewhere in Middle America - One Vote in a Red State

Obama is aiming to pick off one of Nebraska's electoral votes - Omaha's. As a native Nebraskan, I'm glad to see Nebraska's quirk of the electoral system given some attention (Maine is the other state that splits it's electoral votes by Congressional district).

It goes without saying, of course, that one electoral vote could make a difference; especially with how tight the polls are at the moment.

Final score: Obama 270 McCain 268?? How pissed would the rest of Red Nebraska (politically, of course, because everyone is Football Red) if Omaha, the home of ConAgra, Berkshire Hathaway and Marlon Brando, cost them a McCain presidency? If the Cornhuskers are undefeated at that point, it won't matter.